I am Woman.




just when you think you’ve broken me,


with your cowardly fists,


with your diseased tongue,



I will not cower.



your fake macho shell does not frighten me,


your violence will not silence me.



I am I,


the mother,

the sister,

the partner,


the woman!



I am me.


I am Woman!




and you are not.

nor can you ever be.